Tag Archives: Jack Franks

McSweeney’s Frank(s)enstein Update

There seems to be some question as to the current status of H.B. 4637, Representative David McSweeney’s bill to eliminate townships in McHenry County that slithered through the House on the last day of veto session. . In a story … Continue reading

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McSweeney’s “Frank(s)enstein

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is on record as supporting Representative David McSweeney’s Township consolidation bill (H.B. 4637), saying that “We want to be a laboratory for the state.” This may make for a good sound bite, but in … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Party of Small Government?

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”  -Thomas Jefferson “I want to run McHenry County…being an executive able to really change fundamentally the structure of government.”  -Jack Franks “The Download” WGN Radio … Continue reading

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Putting the Brakes on County Board Chairman Excesses

I’ve written the following letter to the Governor, asking him to veto House Bill 171: Also, if you want to refresh your memory as to what this is all about, here’s a trip down memory lane:

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Go to Springfield to Get Your Way

In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have established a “County Executive” form of government. As described in an article by Kevin Craver in the Northwest Herald, the authority of the County Executive included: … Continue reading

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